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Laois team named for O’Byrne Cup opener

Laois GAA have released a statement
Laois GAA have released a statement

Peter Creedon has named his team for his first competitive outing as Laois senior football manager ahead of Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup clash against DIT in Crettyard.

Creedon is without a number of players through injury and other commitments and is handing debuts to last year’s minor captain James Kelly (St Joseph’s), Mountmellick’s Eoin George, Barrowhouse’s Brian Daly and Crettyard’s Cormac Murphy.

Denis Booth, Ambrose Doran, James Finn and Sean Ramsbottom are also included after not being involved in recent years.

Colm Begley, Donie Kingston, Kevin Meaney and Niall Donoher are among the more experienced players to be named.

Laois play Wicklow in Greystones in the second round of the competition on Wednesday and then play Meath in Stradbally next Saturday.

The Laois U-21s, meanwhile, play Carlow in the first round of the Peter McNulty Cup on Friday night at 7.45pm. That game takes place in the new Laois GAA Training Centre beside O’Moore Park.

The Laois team in full for Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup game is:

Graham Brody (Portlaoise)
James Kelly (St Joseph’s)
Denis Booth (The Heath)
Eoin George (Mountmellick)
Stephen Attride (Killeshin)
Alan Farrell (Ballylinan)
Colm Begley (Stradbally)
Kevin Meaney (Arles-Kilcruise)
James Finn (Ballyfin)
Cormac Murphy (Crettyard)
Ambrose Doran (Graiguecullen)
Sean Ramsbottom (Timahoe)
Donie Kingston (Arles-Killeen)
Brian Daly (Barrowhouse)
Niall Donoher (Courtwood)

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